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What’s A Mini Facelift And Should You Get One?

What’s A Mini Facelift And Should You Get One?

A trend I’ve been seeing over the last several years in my practice, especially with my younger patients, is the rising popularity of the mini facelift to reduce early jowls and help restore the original contour of the neck and jaw line. A mini facelift is less invasive than a traditional facelift and results in very minimal scarring.

The mini facelift is a great option for women (and men) who want something with more significant and longer-lasting results than facial fillers can offer, but that is less invasive and requires less downtime than a facelift. With this type of cosmetic surgery, you can take years off your appearance without overly interrupting your busy schedule. 

How is a mini facelift different from a regular facelift?

Like a full facelift, a mini facelift tightens the skin of your face for a smoother, more youthful appearance but it uses a less invasive technique for tightening the facial muscles, enabling it to be performed under local anesthesia. In addition, mini facelifts have a shorter healing and recovery time and are more cost-effective than full facelifts. Results are immediate, although a person’s appearance will continue to improve as bruising and swelling subside. For many of my patients, a mini facelift is just enough to achieve the enhancements they desire. 

What happens during a mini facelift?

A mini facelift tightens loose skin in the mid and lower face regions and reduces sagging. It also softens the folds at the sides of the nose and mouth and the lines that extend from the mouth to the chin area. 

How long does a mini facelift take?

Mini facelifts typically take 2-3 hours and require only local anesthesia. It is a same day, in-office procedure with no overnight stay required afterward. You will only be in my office approximately 4-5 hours during the procedure and recovery, and you should be able to return to work in as little as 2 days. 

What are the risks?

Mini facelifts are minimally invasive and pose fewer complication risks than full facelifts. As with any surgical procedure, risk of bleeding, infection and scarring are possible. 

Are you a good candidate for a mini facelift?

The best candidate for a facelift, full or mini, is a person in good health whose facial skin has started to sag but whose skin still retains some elasticity. It’s also beneficial if you don’t smoke. If you’re thinking about having a facelift, it’s important to have realistic expectations and to understand that the procedure cannot make you look like someone else but rather, a fresher, more beautiful you. 

If you are interested in a mini facelift

If you are considering getting a mini facelift and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact me. I will send you additional information prior to your appointment. Then together, we’ll determine the best way to achieve the beautiful results you desire.

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Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Samuel J. Beran, MD is a highly accomplished plastic surgeon with offices in Manhattan, Harrison and Mount Kisco, NY. With more than 20 years’ experience and a thorough command of the most advanced techniques and technologies, Dr. Beran consistently provides his patients with the highest level of plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, face, skin and body. Recently, Dr. Beran was named a “Top Doctor” by RealSelf for his dedication to responding to consumer questions and patient feedback. The “Top Doctor” designation is awarded to less than 10% of the RealSelf physician community.

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"Dr. Beran is a board certified plastic surgeon, specializing in cosmetic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation. He is amazing and I definitely recommend him."